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Guidelines for the preparation of site nominating documentation for the East Asian-Australasian shorebird site network

Environment Australia and Wetlands International - Oceania, 2002

4. Minimum Population Estimates and 1% Criteria for the shorebird populations in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway

Popular English Name Scientific Name Comment on Distribution Status Minimum Population Estimate SSN 1% Criteria
Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus S Asia/W SE Asia/S E Asia   25000 250
Painted Snipe Rostratula benghalensis benghalensis Asia   25000 250
Crab Plover Dromas ardeola NW Ind Ocean/Red Sea/Gulf   43000 430
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus himantopus ) SE Asia (nb   10000 100
Australian Stilt Himantopus leucocephalus NZ/Australia/New Guinea   100000 1000
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta E Asia (bre)   10000 100
Oriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarum E/SE Asia/Australia   67000 670
Little Pratincole Glareola lactea S Asia/NW SE Asia   10000 100
Australian Pratincole Stiltia isabella Australia/New Guin/ E Indonesia   60000 600
Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva E/SE Asia/Aust (nb)   100000 1000
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola E/SE Asia/Aust (nb)   25000 250
Long-billed Plover Charadrius placidus E Asia/ Northern SE Asia NTS 10000 100
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius curonicus W/SW Asia & Eastern Africa   25000 250
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius jerdoni S/SE Asia (nb)   25000 250
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus alexandrinus SW Asia/Afr (nb)   25000 250
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus alexandrinus S Asia (nb)   25000 250
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus dealbatus E/SE Asia (nb)   25000 250
Double-banded Plover Charadrius bicinctus bicinctus New Zealand   30000 300
Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus mongolus E Asia/S SE Asia (nb)   25000 250
Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus atrifrons S Asia/N SE Asia (nb)   100000 1000
Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus schaeferi Thai/Banbl (nb)   10000 100
Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus stegmanni Eastern SE Asia/Aust (nb)   10000 100
Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii leschenaultii E/SE Asia/Aust (nb)   99000 990
Eastern Sand Plover Charadrius veredus E/SE Asia & Australia   44000 440
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus E/SE Asia (nb)   25000 250
Grey-headed Lapwing Vanellus cinereus E/SE Asia & NE S Asia NTS 10000 100
Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola Asia   10000 100
Solitary Snipe Gallinago solitaria solitaria Northern S/SE Asia & E Asia   10000 100
Solitary Snipe Gallinago solitaria japonica Japan (nb)   <10000  
Japanese Snipe Gallinago hardwickii Japan/Southeastern Australia NTS 36000 360
Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola Eastern S Asia/ N SE Asia VUL <10000  
Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura E/SE Asia (nb)   25000 250
Swinhoe's Snipe Gallinago megala E/S/SE Asia & N Australia   25000 250
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago gallinago E/SE Asia (nb)   100000 1000
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus E/SE Asia (nb)   10000 100
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa melanuroides E/SE Asia & Nw G/Aust (nb)   162000 1600
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica menzbieri SE Asia/W Aust. (nb)   180000 1200
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica baueri Alaska/E & SE Asia/E Aust/NZ   150000 1500
Little Curlew Numenius minutus NE Asia/New Guinea/Aust   200000 2000
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus variegatus Southern Asia (nb)   40000 400
Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis Weatern Alaska/Oceania VUL 10000 100
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata orientalis E/SE Asia (nb)   10000 100
Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis E & SE Asia/Aust/NZ NTS 21000 210
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus E/SE Asia (nb)   10000 100
Common Redshank Tringa totanus ussuriensis S/SE/E Asia (nb)   10000 1000
Common Redshank Tringa totanus terrignotae E China (bre)   10000 100
Common Redshank Tringa totanus craggi Northwestern Sinkiang (bre)      
Common Redshank Tringa totanus eurhinus Kashimir/Western China (bre)   25000 250
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis E/SE Asia/Aust (nb)   90000 900
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia E/SE Asia/Aust (nb)   40000 400
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer Sakhalin Is/Bangl-Malaysia END 1000 10
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus E/SE Asia (nb)   25000 250
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola E/SE Asia/Aust (nb)   100000 1000
Terek Sandpiper Tringa cinereus E/SE Asia/Nw G/Aust (nb)   36000 360
Common Sandpiper Tringa hypoleucos E/SE Asia/Nw G/Aust (nb)   30000 300
Wandering Tattler Tringa incana NW North Am/Cent S Pacific   5000 50
Grey-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes E&SE Asia/New Guinea/Aust   25000 250
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres interpres S, E & SE Asia/Aust/NZ (nb)   25000 250
Asian Dowitcher Limnodromus semipalmatus Cent/E/SE Asia & Australia NTS 15000 180
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris E & SE Asia/Aust/Nw G(nb)   330000 3200
Red Knot Calidris canutus rogersi New Guinea/Australia /NZ(nb)   255000 2000
Sanderling Calidris alba E/SE Asia/Aust/NZ (nb)   10000 100
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis E Sib/SE&E Asia/Aust/NZ   471000 4700
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii E/SE Asia (nb)   10000 100
Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta Sib/E S Asia/E&SE Asia/Aust   25000 250
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata Nw NAm/E Sib/Nw G+Is/Aust/NZ   166000 1700
Dunlin Calidris alpina sakhalina E/SE Asia (win)   130000 1300
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea E/SE Asia & Aust (win)   250000 2500
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Eurynorhynchus pygmaeus Far E Siberia/Bay of Bengal VUL 4000 50
Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus sibirica E Siberia/E & SE Asia/Aust (nb)   16000 160
Ruff Philomachus pugnax Southern Asia (nb)   25000 250
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus Eurasia (bre)   100000 1000